Bhopal Dance by Jennifer Natalya Fink: NYC Release

TW: sexually explicit excerpts may be read.

Bhopal Dance is an imaginative, erotica rethinking of Bhopal’s disaster—and our own.

Winner of the 2017 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Innovate Fiction 

On the night of December 2nd, as 1984 drew to its Reaganomic close, an explosion at an American-owned factory in Bhopal, India, released untold amounts of toxic gas on uncounted numbers of people, creating the largest environmental disaster on record. Bhopal remains emblematic of the permanent state of globalized disaster in which we now dwell. What does it mean when corporations instead of states control not only the means to create environmental disasters,but also the tools to bury them? How does one revolt against these unelected entities? With its incendiary, lyrical prose, and unforgettable characters, Bhopal Dance explores these questions. Pets and punk rock, dentists and dyslexia, Shakespeare and salsa: in Bhopal Dance, they all dance together.

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